Imagine: There is an opening at a local organization for a mentor/life coach. This person would be working with a wide range of clientele that has an ever larger set of needs. The mentor/life coach could be working with a number of stakeholders in this position: business professionals, healthcare/medical professionals, educators, etc. As you skim through the job listing, you start to make a list of qualifications and qualities that they’re looking for in a potential candidate:
- Able to see multiple perspectives
- Culturally sensitive
- Good listener
- Team player
You’re very excited because you have just finished a wonderful course called Interpersonal Effectiveness. Additionally, you’re successfully going through a degree program. Through both of these experiences, you feel you have learned the skills necessary to be able to make a difference in the lives of others through this job. You see that the job posting has asked for any interested candidates to e-mail a letter of interest.
Write a letter of interest for this position as a mentor/life coach. As you write this e-mail, it is important that you make the reader aware of your knowledge and experience related to the qualifications for the position (as listed above).